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Local retailers call Small Business Saturday a success

First came Black Friday, then came the door-buster sales on early Thanksgiving morning and Cyber Monday finished off the designated get-a-deal Christmas shopping extravaganza. But wait. What about Small Business Saturday?

Area seniors build leadership skills

Over the summer, 8 high school juniors were selected to attend the 2011 Virginia Girls State representing American Legion Auxiliary Post 284. The theme this year is “The Power of One Voice.”

Two Chester area residents complete Va. Defense training

Edwood C. Corker, SR of Surry Road in Chester and Jay C. Bates of Chester Forest Lane in the Salem Church area completed the Virginia Defense Force Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course held at Fort Pickett in Blackstone, VA.

Thomas Dale’s JROTC cadets gain promotions

The following Thomas Dale High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) cadets were promoted to the rank indicated on Nov. 7.

Bird’s offense slips, loses to Hermitage in finals

Fresh off a win over Varina to advance to their second straight regional title game, the Lloyd C. Bird Skyhawks had a tall task in defeating Hermitage on their home field. The game was largely a defensive battle, and in the end Bird’s turnovers played a key role in the outcome.

Bird tips off season with new coach, higher hopes

After coming one win away from a state championship, the L.C. Bird basketball program probably isn’t looking to change a great deal, as their blueprint for success last season was pretty well drawn.

Single gunshot strikes headboard

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify and find the person(s) who shot into a home.

Police arrest robbery suspect

Chesterfield County Police have arrested a man in connection with a pair of robberies that occurred Nov. 18-19.